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Smith & Nephew Endoscopy Launches the BICEPTOR(TM) Tenodesis System, the First All-Arthroscopic Procedure for Biceps Tendon Repair
Date:5/20/2009

System Can Also Be Used For Mini-Open And Open Surgeries

ANDOVER, Mass., May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smith & Nephew's (NYSE: SNN; LSE: SN) Endoscopy Division today announced the launch of the BICEPTOR Tenodesis (TEEN-oh-DEE-sis) System to treat injuries to the biceps tendon in the shoulder.

Smith & Nephew Endoscopy's BICEPTOR Tenodesis System is the first that enables surgeons to re-attach the biceps tendon to the humerus, or upper arm bone, using an all-arthroscopic technique. Other biceps tenodesis techniques require the extra step of withdrawing the damaged end of the biceps tendon from the surgery site and using suture to reinforce it before re-inserting the tendon and re-attaching it.

"The device has really simplified the biceps tenodesis procedure by eliminating steps and shortening the length of the procedure," said Dr. Scott Trenhaile, a shoulder specialist with Rockford Orthopedic Associates and Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford. "The ability to place the tendon in a bone socket using an all-endoscopic technique without delivering the tendon out of the body is a great feature."

Surgeons typically perform biceps tenodesis procedures in conjunction with rotator cuff repair, and market research shows that tenodesis procedure volume is climbing as surgeons more routinely address this pathology. Surgeons are expected to perform more than 68,000 biceps tenodesis procedures worldwide in 2009 alone.

Using Smith & Nephew Endoscopy's tenodesis system, the surgeon drills a tunnel in the humerus and secures healthy biceps tendon tissue inside it using the BIOSURE(TM) PK Interference Screw. The BIOSURE PK Interference Screw is molded from PEEK(R) by Invibio, a polymer whose strength, stiffness
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